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Tim Beavers, age 48 of Princeton died on Monday, July 21, 2014 at his home following a short illness. He was with Kentucky Department of Corrections for 20 years, Instructor at Western Region Training CTR in Fredonia KY, Corrections Officer at Western Kentucky Correctional Complex in Fredonia, he enjoyed knife making, teaching Conceal and Carry classes, riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles, cooking and trading. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Beavers. Survivors include his wife, Melissa Gayle Cox Beavers of Princeton KY, mother, Patricia Lou McDowell Beavers, one step son, Roy Givens of Marion KY, one step daughter, Jessica Buchanan & husband, Kris, Marion KY, step grandchildren, Natalee Buchanan, Kennedy Buchanan, Cadie Buchanan. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 PM on Wednesday at Morgan's. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:00 PM at Morgan's with burial to follow in Liberty Church Cemetery in Caldwell Co.

Sue Mansfield, 84, of West Paducah, KY died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:10 p.m. at Countryside Center in Bardwell, KY. Sue was a member of Palestine United Methodist Church where she served for nine years as church treasurer and thirty-two years as a Sunday School Teacher. She worked at Harris Funeral Home in Paducah where her late father, Jerome Harris was the owner. She worked for the Kentucky Department for Human resources and retired from the West McCracken County Water District. Survivors include four sons, Jerome (Ann) Mansfield, Lone Oak, KY, Lynn (Jana) Mansfield, West Paducah, KY, David (Teresa) Mansfield, Kevil, KY and Jack (Sheila) Mansfield, Kevil, KY; one brother, Dr. Philip J. Harris, Boston, MA; nine grandchildren, Missi Mansfield Dotson, Tony (Katie) Englert, Joseph (Lindsey) Mansfield, Sara (Justin) Scott, Dr. Levi (Maegan) Mansfield, Kerry (Sara) Mansfield, Jessica (Tyler) Sills, Selina (Andy) Heider and Britney Mansfield; ten great-grandchildren, Ava Englert and Benjamin Mansfield Englert, Parker and Ryder Mansfield, Emma Scott, Katherine Mansfield, Katelyn Heider and Jackson Heider. Two more great-grandchildren are expected in November 2014, Eli David Sills, and in January,2015, Baby Levi Mansfield. Preceding in death was her husband Norman Mansfield and parents, Jerome and Lucille Loyd Harris. Services will be Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Revs. Kendrick Lewis and Brian Nance officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Burial will follow at Palestine United Methodist Church Cemetery in West Paducah. An Expression of sympathy may be made to Palestine United Methodist Church, c/o 11630 Old Hinkleville Road, Kevil , KY 42053. You may light a candle or leave a message of sympathy at www.milnerandorr.com.

David Brooks Hammond, known to one and all as “Buzz”, departed his life’s journey unexpectedly on Friday, July 18, 2014 at age 61, of an apparent heart attack. Raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Buzz was born on November 16, 1952; the second son of Lee Bell Hammond, Sr. and Frances Hammond. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1971 and attended Delta State University. He moved to Paducah, Kentucky in 1979. Buzz started his career in the Marine Survey Industry until his retirement. He dearly loved his family and friends. He had a keen eye for decorating, cooking was a passion of his with specialty dishes, and he enjoyed carpentry work. Buzz is survived by his brother Lee Bell Hammond, Jr. (Angie) of Midlothian, Texas; three nephews: Trey Hammond (Tressa) of Byram, Mississippi, Miller Hammond (Becky) of Tom Bean, Texas, and Walt Hammond (Brittany) of Bryan, Texas; and three great-nephews and five great-nieces. Also left to mourn his passing is a former wife and good friend, Mary Armstrong Hammond of Paducah, Kentucky and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father Lee Bell Hammond, Sr. and his mother Frances Hammond. Memorial Services will be held at 11 am Friday, July 25, 2014 at Grace Episcopal Church and will be officiated by Rev. George A. Jaeger and his beloved nephews, Trey, Miller and Walt, each of whom are pastors. Burial will follow in the Grace Episcopal Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10am Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001.
You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Joan Cullen Kirkwood was born on August 10, 1934 and went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July, 22, 2014. Joan was a member of Rosebower Baptist Church and devoted her life to caring for the children at her church, at Reidland Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church of Paducah. She loved all animals and was fiercely protective of them. Joan was an avid UK Wildcat fan and she had been the manager of Roberto’s in Paducah. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Kirkwood Wood and husband Greg Wood of Clarksville TN; her daughter Mitzi Kirkwood of Paducah KY; her granddaughter and grandson in-law, Amanda Pennington and Payton Pennington of Murray KY; and her granddaughter Rachel Rudolph of Clarksville TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh W. Kirkwood and her parents John Wallace Cullen and Katherine Reynolds Cullen. Funeral services for Joan will be 10:00 am Friday, July, 25, 2014 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Payton Pennington officiating. Burial will be at 1:30 pm at Cullen Cemetery in Providence KY. Visitation for Joan will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of Sympathy to the Project Hope, PO Box, 125, Metropolis IL, 62960; or Alzheimer’s Association Greater Kentucky Chapter, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane Suite 401, Louisville KY 40205. You may light a candle or leave a message of condolence online at www.milnerandorr.com

George H. Reeves Jr., 80, of Paducah died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Ninth Street Church of Christ, was employed by Tick Brothers and retired from B.F. Goodrich of Calvert City as a security guard. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edna Wilber Reeves of Paducah; three daughters, Joyce Dabney of Nashville, Tenn., and Wanda Wilson and Geraldine Cozart, both of Paducah; two sons, Kenneth Reeves Sr. of Nashville, Tenn., and George Skinner of Paducah; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; his mother, Birdie Miller Reeves Claybrooks of Paducah; five sisters; one brother; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a grandson. His father was George Henry Reeves Sr. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Ninth Street Church of Christ with Mark Rowe officiating. Burial will be in Maplelawn Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, and from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday, at the church.
Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Jane Castleman, 71, of Paducah, formerly of Massac County, Ill., died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with the Rev. Brent Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Massac County. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.

David Brooks Hammond, known to one and all as "Buzz," departed his life's journey unexpectedly on Friday, July 18, 2014, at age 61, of an apparent heart attack. Raised in Greenville, Mississippi, Buzz was born on November 16, 1952, the second son of Lee Bell Hammond Sr. and Frances Hammond. He graduated from Greenville High School in 1971, and attended Delta State University. He moved to Paducah, Kentucky, in 1979. Buzz started his career in the Marine Survey Industry until his retirement. He dearly loved his family and friends. He had a keen eye for decorating, cooking was a passion of his with specialty dishes and he enjoyed carpentry work. Buzz is survived by his brother, Lee Bell Hammond Jr. (Angie) of Midlothian, Texas; three nephews, Trey Hammond (Tressa) of Byram, Mississippi, Miller Hammond (Becky) of Tom Bean, Texas, and Walt Hammond (Brittany) of Bryan, Texas; and three great-nephews and five great-nieces. Also left to mourn his passing is a former wife and good friend, Mary Armstrong Hammond of Paducah, Kentucky, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Bell Hammond Sr. and his mother, Frances Hammond. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church and will be officiated by Rev. George A. Jaeger and his beloved nephews, Trey, Miller and Walt, each of whom are pastors. Burial will follow in the Grace Episcopal Memorial Gardens. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001. You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle at www.milnerandorr.com.

Services for Carrie "Cunnun" Cooper, 90, of Mayfield will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield. The Rev. Kevin Higgins will officiate. Burial will be in Mayfield Memory Gardens. Mrs. Cooper died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home. She is survived by two sons, Louie Cooper and Seth Cooper, both of Hickory; two daughters, Frankie Ballard and Brenda Cooper, both of Mayfield; one sister, Jettie Stanley of Mayfield; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Cooper; one son, Howard Cooper; three grandsons; three brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were Jim and Minnie Pearce Harrison. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the funeral home.

Sara Elizabeth Cope, 78, of the Golo community died at 10:58 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at Lourdes hospital in Paducah. She was of the Methodist faith and had worked at the former H.I.S. and Merit Clothing manufacturers. Mrs. Cope is survived by one son, Tommy Cope of Mayfield; one sister, Carolyn Kisazkwicez of Florida; one grandson, Ricky Cope of Murray; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Glyn Edward Cope; and one brother. Her parents were Luther and Anna Belle Weaver. Memorial services will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. Brown Funeral Home in Mayfield is in charge of arrangements.

Services for Gary Ray Lamb, 66, of Benton will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. The Rev. C.C. Brasher and David Hendrickson will officiate. Burial will be in Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Mr. Lamb died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at his home. He was a member of Briensburg Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Linda Sue Riley Lamb; one son, Sammy Carroll of Benton; one daughter, Jody Hamlet of Benton; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his twin sister, Sherry Starks of Union City, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by one son, Barry Lamb; one granddaughter; and one sister. His parents were Hollice Eugene Lamb and Bertha Louvena Hendrickson Lamb. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the funeral home.

Services for Shirley Sphinx, 86, of Gilbertsville will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Johnnie Sphinx will officiate. Burial will be in Howard Cemetery. Mrs. Sphinx died Monday, July 21, 2014, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton. She retired from the Chrysler Corporation, where she worked on the assembly line. She was a member of Sharpe Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Johnnie Sphinx; one son, David John Sphinx of Arlington; one daughter, Deborah Ann Heino of Marquette, Michigan; one brother, Eugene Allen of Bellaire, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucille "Cindy" Sphinx; three brothers; and two sisters. Her parents were George Allen and Florence Randall Allen. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Gideons International, Marshall County Camp, P.O. Box 206, Benton, KY 42025.

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